The Great American Short Story Collection

  • by Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, O. Henry, Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce
  • Narrated by Cathy Dobson
  • 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A thoroughly engaging collection of great classic tales by the very best American authors.


1. 'From Beyond' by H. P. Lovecraft
2. 'The Mysterious Card and the Card Unveiled' by Cleveland Moffett
3. 'Pigs Is Pigs' by Ellis Parker Butler
4. 'The Club of One-Eyed Men' by Arthur Somers Roche
5. 'Afterward' by Edith Wharton
6. 'The Furnished Room' by O. Henry
7. 'A Descent into the Maelström' by Edgar Allan Poe
8. 'Regret' by Kate Chopin
9. 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft
10. 'The Dumb Man' by Sherwood Anderson
11. 'A Desperate Adventure' by Max Adeler
12. 'A Bottomless Grave' by Ambrose Bierce
13. 'Cannibalism in the Cars' by Mark Twain
14. 'Mr. Higginbotham’s Catastrophe' by Nathaniel Hawthorne
15. 'The Marionettes' by O. Henry
16. 'The Masque of the Red Death' by Edgar Allan Poe
17. 'The Storm' by Kate Chopin
18. 'The Eyes' by Edith Wharton
19. 'Berenice' by Edgar Allan Poe
20. 'Imprisoned with the Pharaohs' by Harry Houdini and H. P. Lovecraft
21. 'The One Million Pound Bank Note' by Mark Twain
22. 'A Lucky Number' by S. B. Hale
23. 'Lost in a Pyramid' by Louisa M. Alcott
24. 'The Problem of the Five Marks' by Melville Davisson Post
25. 'William Wilson' by Edgar Allan Poe
26. 'The Venturers' by O. Henry
27. 'The Cats of Ulthar' by H. P. Lovecraft
28. 'Submarine' by Stella Benson
29. 'The Thousand and Second Tale of Sheherazade' by Edgar Allan Poe
30. 'The Gift of the Magi' by O. Henry

... and 10 more wonderful stories.

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Stories ruined by narration

Would you try another book written by the authors or narrated by Cathy Dobson?

Everrrrry woord is soooo longggg - The narration is so annoying with every word dragged out....it really makes this inaudible although a shame because some of the stories are not bad.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

Completely! - The narrator is awful! I gave this a 1 STAR because of the narrator - could not listen to the stories....


Any additional comments?

Avoid books from this narrator

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- S. Power

Strange short stories

A weird collection of strange stories made even weirder by the odd narrating style of Cathy Dobson. Because of this I found it hard to concentrate on the stories themselves.
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- Pamela Adams

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-07-2015
  • Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks